Sagicor Financial Corp.

Sagicor Financial Corp.

Sector: Investment Advice Region: Barbados

: | London Stock Exchange: SFI | Barbados Stock Exchange: SFC | Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange: SFC

Sagicor Financial Corp. provides life, health and property and casualty insurance services, insurance brokerage, annuities, pension fund management and administration services, investment management services, securities dealing, development banking, commercial banking, loan and lease financing and deposit taking, property management and real estate development. The company was founded in 1840 and is headquartered in Wildey, Barbados.


Dodridge D. Miller, FCCA, MBA, LLM, LLD (Hon), Group President and Chief Executive Officer
Dodridge Miller was appointed Group President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mutual Group of Companies, now Sagicor Group of Companies, on July 1, 2002, having previously held the positions of Treasurer and Vice President, Finance and Investments and Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Miller joined the Group in 1989. He was elected Director of The Mutual Group in 2001. He is the Chairman of the Group's main operating subsidiaries, Sagicor Life Inc, Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited, Sagicor USA, and Sagicor at Lloyd's. Mr. Miller is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (United Kingdom), and obtained his MBA from the University of Wales and Manchester Business School, United Kingdom. He holds an LLM in Corporate and Commercial Law from the University of the West Indies and in October 2008, he was conferred with an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the University of the West Indies. Mr. Miller has more than 20 years' experience in the insurance and financial services industries.
Richard M. Kellman, BSC, FIA, ASA, Group Chief Operating Officer
Richard Kellman was appointed to the post of Group Chief Operating Officer of Sagicor Financial Corporation in November, 2009. He holds a BSc in Statistics from University College, London University, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and an Associate of the Society of Actuaries. He has also attended training programmes at Harvard Business School and has completed other financial, investment and management training courses. Mr. Kellman is a financial services professional with wide knowledge regionally in the areas of finance, pensions, insurance and investments. He has business experience at board level, and is a former CEO of a quoted diversified Group with interests in insurance, banking and real estate. He has also held senior actuarial positions and prior to joining Sagicor, Mr. Kellman held the position of Executive Officer of the Caribbean Court of Justice Trust Fund. He is also a Director of Sagicor Financial Corporation, a position he has held since June 2009.
Richard Byles, BSC, MSC, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sagicor Life Jamaica Ltd
Richard Byles was appointed President and CEO of Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited (LOJ), A MEMBER OF THE Sagicor Group, in March 2004. He is Chairman of the Board of PanCaribbean Financial Services, Sagicor Property Services Limited, Sagicor Reinsurance Limited (Cayman), Sagicor Insurance Managers (Cayman) and Desnoes and Geddes. He also serves on the boards of several subsidiary and associated companies as well as Air Jamaica and RBA Limited. He has earned valuable experience and within the financial sector spanning the areas of Life, Health and General Insurance, Asset and Investment Management, Banking, Pension Administration, Property Development and Reinusrance Management. Mr. Byles holds a BSc in Economics from the University of the West Indies and an Ms.c in National Development from the University of Bradford, England.
J. Edward Clarke FCCA, CIA, Chief Operating Officer, Sagicor Life Inc
Edward Clarke was appointed to the position of Chief Operating Officer for Sagicor Life Inc in September, 2010. Prior to this, he held the position of Group Internal Auditor. Mr. Clarke is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and is a Certified Internal Auditor with more than 25 years' experience in the field of auditing and finance. Mr. Clarke began his accounting career at Pannell Fitzpatrick & Company Chartered Accountants (now Ernst & Young). He later joined Texaco and served as a senior member of its finance team in Barbados, Nigeria and the USA. Prior to joining Sagicor, Mr. Clarke was the Chief Finance Officer of Goddard Enterprises Limited.
DR. M. Patricia Downes-Grant, BA, MA MBA, DBA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sagicor Life Inc
Dr. Patricia Downes-Grant was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Sagicor Life Inc on January 1, 2006, having served as Group Chief Operating Officer, since July 1, 2002. She joined Sagicor in 1991 and held several senior positions, including those of Vice President, (Investments), and Treasurer and Executive Vice President (Finance and Investments) before being appointed Chief Executive Officer. She holds an MBA in Finance, an MA in Economics, and a Doctorate in Business Administration (Finance). Prior to joining Sagicor, Dr. Patricia-Downes-Grant was a Senior Manager in the Management, Consulting and Insolvency Division of Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). Dr. Downes-Grant has also had significant work experience in development banking. She is a former Chairman of the Barbados Stock Exchange and Barbados Central Securities Depository and a Director of several companies within the Sagicor Group and within the private sector of Barbados.
J. Andrew Gallagher, FSA, FCIA, Chief Risk Officer
Andrew Gallagher was appointed to the position of Chief Risk Officer for the Group in 2007. He joined Sagicor in August 1997, and previously held the position of Resident Actuary. He holds a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo, and is both a Fellow of Canadian Institute of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries. Prior to joining Sagicor, Mr. Gallagher worked with Eckler Partners in Toronto in their financial institutions practice. He has over 20 years of experience in the industry.
Maxine Maclure, BSC, MED, MBA, Executive VP, Corporate Services, Chief Compliance Officer
Maxine MacLure was appointed Executive Vice President, Corporate Services for Sagicor Financial Corporation in February 2007. She is responsible for acquisitions in the US, Group-wide Compliance and Regulatory Liaison. Prior to this position she served as President and CEO, Sagicor USA where in September 2005, she successfully completed the Group's acquisition of its first US life insurance subsidiary, Sagicor Life Insurance Company (formerly American Founders Life) and oversaw its integration into the Sagicor Group. Ms. MacLure joined Sagicor in December 2001 as president and CEO of Life of Jamaica (LOJ). She effectively managed that company through its merger with Island Life Insurance Company. Prior to joining the Sagicor Group, Ms. MacLure was General Manager of Insurance for the Jamaican Government, and led a two-year joint insurance reform project sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank and the Jamaican Government, where she participated in the resolution of the financial sector crisis. She also spent seven years as a Senior Government Financial Sector Regulator in Canada. Ms. MacLure has an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, a Masters degree in Education from Western Washington University in the United States, and a BSc from the University of Manitoba, Canada, with a major in Mathematics.
Philip N.W. Osborne, BSC, ACA, FCA, Chief Financial Officer
Philip Osborne was appointed Chief Financial Officer for the Group in 2003. He has held senior finance positions in life insurance for over 18 years, having joined Life of Barbados Limited (then a Barbados-based life insurer) in 1989. Subsequently, in 1996, he was appointed a Director of Life of Barbados and remained so through its acquisition by and its eventual amalgamation with Sagicor Life Inc. Mr. Osborne is currently a director of a number of subsidiaries in the Sagicor Group and of Almond Resorts Inc, a publicly listed company in Barbados. Mr. Osborne is a UK-trained chartered accountant and has worked in professional accounting firms in London and Barbados over a ten-year period. He also holds a BSc in mathematics with Computer Science from the University of London.
Sandra Osborne, SCM, QC, BSC, LLB, FCIS, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Sandra Osborne was appointed General Counsel and Secretary for the Sagicor Group in April 1989. An Attorney-at-Law and Chartered Secretary, Ms. Osborne has 30 years' experience in the legal field, having previously practiced as a Crown Counsel and at the private Bar in civil practice in Barbados. For the last 20 years, her focus has been in the corporate area, both as Corporate Counsel and Corporate Secretary. She has also contributed to legislative reform in Barbados in the area of securities. Ms. Osborne holds a BSc (Hons) in Political Science and an LLB (Hons) both from the University of the West Indies and a Certificate in Legal Education, Hugh Wooding Law School, Council of Legal Education, Trinidad. She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in Canada and has completed an Executive Development Program at Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, United States. She was appointed a Queen's Counsel of Barbados in 2007.
Ravi Rambarran, BSC, MSC, FIA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sagicor International
Ravi Rambarran joined Sagicor in 2006, and he is President and Chief Executive Officer of Sagicor International. His work experience includes Pensions Actuary of Life of Jamaica (LOJ), Appointed Actuary of Global Life Bahamas and Global Life Cayman, Chief Financial Y Investment Officer of LOJ, Managing Director of NCB Capital Markets and West Indian Trust Company, part-time Lecturer in Actuarial Science at the University of the West Indies and running his own actuarial practice. Prior to joining LOJ, Mr. Rambarran was a Consulting Actuary with Aon Group and the HSBC Group in the United Kingdom. Mr. Rambarran has a BSc(Hons) in Actuarial Science from City University, London, and an Ms.c in Finance from the University of London. Mr. Rambarran was awarded an Open Mathematics Scholarship by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, and is also a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.
Melba Smith, BA, Vice President, Corporate Communications
Melba Smith was appointed Vice President Corporate Communications for the Sagicor Group in January 2002. Prior to joining Sagicor, she was the General Manager of the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation. During her 7-year tenure, she managed television, radio and cable services. She was also a Board member of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union and became that Institution's first female President in 2000. She was elected Caribbean Representative on the Board of the Commonwealth Broadcasters Association. Mrs. Smith, a graduate of the University of the West Indies, holds a BA (Hons), and a Post Graduate diploma in Mass Communications, and is a member of the International Association of Business Communications. Over the last 25 years, Mrs. Smith has worked in all areas of mass communication and in addition, has gained valuable experience and expertise in the areas of communication, public relations and management.

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